I accidentally deleted some files earlier in the week and was wondering what the safest way to recover them would be. I downloaded 2 recovery programs and have yet to try them out as I'm a little wary of the warning. Im on a laptop with only 1 HDD and no other removeable media and the warning says not to recover lost files to the same drive, but doesn't clearly state why. I would only be doing this once and have never done it before. Does anyone know what chance I have of recovering these files and whether or not this could permamently damage this HDD? I can't replace it so that wouldn't be too good.
Handy Recovery 1.0 from www.simtel.net
or Handy Recovrey 2.0 from www.handyrecovery.com
. 2.0 is trialware but it lets you recover 1 file a day for 30 days.